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We found 10 head and neck surgeons near Renton, WA.

Dr. Raymond Waye Juen Tse, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Raymond Tse's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tse include cleft lip and palate, congenital hand disorders, and ear reconstruction. Dr. Tse is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Seattle Children's, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Tse attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tse (or staff) speaks French and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Wrist Surgery, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Samuel Serkin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Bryan Serkin's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Serkin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Scott Lungchi Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Scott Lee, who practices in Renton, WA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey John Houlton, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Houlton is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Dr. Houlton has indicated that his clinical interests include head surgery and neck surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Robert W Ballard, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Robert Ballard practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include sinusitis (sinus infection), otosclerosis, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Ballard has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ballard honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Nasal Fractures, Stapedectomy, Mediastinal Disease, Tympanoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eduardo Mendez, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S Columbian Way; Mailstop 112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Eduardo Mendez is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendez include surgical procedures. Dr. Mendez is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mendez accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Martin Robert Greget, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4509 Talbot Road South; Suite 101
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Martin Greget, who practices in Renton, WA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Greget is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. Dr. Greget accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S Columbian Way; Mail Stop S-112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Isaac Bohannon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and Seattle, WA. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Bohannon performed Dr. Bohannon's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Bohannon is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bohannon is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Dr. Eric T Waterman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Eric Waterman, who practices in Renton, WA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Waterman is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Charles Caplan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.